Recipe: Cream of Mushroom Chicken

This is a perfect weeknight recipe for cold-weather season: warm, creamy, and easy to make. Even better, it’s completely dairy-free, made with the goodness of SoL Sunflower Beverage. We have a feeling you’ll be making this delicious meal for dinner more than once.

 

 

Ingredients:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4 Tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup minced shallots
1/2 cup white wine
1/2 lb thinly sliced button mushrooms
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 cup SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage
*Yields 4 servings

Directions:
1.) Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.… Read More

Recipe: Butternut Curry Soup

This is the perfect soup to brighten up a cold, dark winter day.  It feels and tastes just as rich as other creamy soups, but we actually lightened it up quite a bit by using our SOL Sunflower Beverage instead of heavy cream.  

 

 

Ingredients:

2.5 lbs butternut squash (peeled & cut into 2-inch pieces)

1 cup onion, chopped

1/4  cup cilantro

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted

2 small red chiles, thinly sliced

13.5 oz SOL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

3 cups chicken stock

4 teaspoons red curry paste

1.5 Tablespoons lime juice (fresh)

4 teaspoons canola oil

3/4 teaspoons kosher salt

*Yields 8 servings

Directions:

1.) Preheat oven to 4500.Read More

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin may be thought of as a comfort food of the fall season, but it’s actually a health food as well!  It’s low in calories, but it will keep you feeling full because of its fiber content.  It’s also packed with beta-carotene, a nutrient that’s a precursor to Vitamin A.  However, this dairy-free seasonal smoothie is so delicious you would never guess it’s as good for you as it is!

Ingredients:

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

3/4 cup SoL Sunflower Beverage, Vanilla flavor

2 tsp.… Read More

Recipe: Salmon Cakes

Salmon is a great source of essential omega-3 fatty acids—a key nutrient to keeping your brain sharp and your heart healthy! Another plus: these salmon cakes are gluten-free and dairy-free. Add a side of vegetables, and you’ve got yourself a perfectly healthy meal!

Ingredients:

6 oz salmon, cooked

1/4 cup avocado, mashed

2 Tbsp onion, diced

2 Tbsp celery, diced

1 Tbsp parsley, chopped

1 garlic clove, minced

1/4 tsp dill, dried

1 tsp Mrs. Dash seasoning (or other seasoning of choice)

1 ½ Tbsp soy flour (or other gluten-free flour of choice)

2-3 Tbsp SoL Unsweetened Sunflower Beverage

2 Tbsp sunflower oil

Yields 6 medium-sized salmon cakes

 Directions:

1.) Put chopped onion, celery, parsley and garlic in medium-sized bowl with avocado, salmon, soy flour, and seasoning. … Read More

Recipe: Avocado Dill Dressing

Avocadoes are often touted as one of the world’s healthiest foods.  It’s not hard to see why with these health benefits: They boast high levels of Vitamins E and K, several minerals including potassium and magnesium, and are high in fiber. We combined SoL and avocadoes to make a healthy dressing that will perfectly complement a variety of salads!

Ingredients:

1 avocado

1/2 cup SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

3 Tbsp lemon juice

4 1/2 sprigs of dill

3 Tbsp sunflower oil

1 tsp red pepper flakes

pepper

sea salt

Directions:

Mix all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.… Read More

Recipe: Summer Corn Chowder

Head to your local farmer’s market while you can and pick up some fresh vegetables to make this light but satisfying corn chowder.  The addition of squash makes for a fresh take on this popular recipe.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup sliced green onions

1/4 cup celery, chopped

1 pound yellow summer squash, chopped

1 pound frozen yellow baby corn kernels, thawed

2 Tbsp olive oil

2 1/4 cups SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped

3/4 tsp salt

½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 avocado, diced

Yields 4 servings

 

Directions:

1.… Read More

Recipe: Maple Walnut Dressing

This sweet and tangy dressing pairs well with a variety of salads. Use SoL Mayo  (see “SoL Salad Dressing and Dip Recipes” for recipe) instead of regular mayo for a lighter, more nutritious dressing.  Walnuts also add to the health benefits you’ll get from this dressing with their high Omega-3 and Vitamin E content.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup SoL Mayo

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 Tbsp cider vinegar

1/2 tsp kosher salt

2 Tbsp toasted walnuts, chopped

salt & pepper to taste

Yields 4 servings

Directions:

Whisk together SoL Mayo, maple syrup, cider vinegar, kosher salt; and salt and pepper if desired.… Read More

Recipe: Coconut Banana Ice Cream

There’s nothing like the taste of coconut in the summer—but pair it with banana and it’s even better! This homemade, healthier version of Banana Coconut ice cream is the perfect treat on a hot summer day.

 

*Tip: Use bananas that are very ripe for a rich flavor.

Ingredients:

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup sugar

4 cups SoL Original Sunflower Beverage

6 egg yolks

2 cups half & half

1 (15 oz) can cream of coconut

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 bananas, mashed

*Yields 2 ½ quarts

Directions:

1.… Read More

Recipe: Strawberry Pomegranate Smoothie

Pomegranates are extremely healthy, and delicious! They’re not only packed with antioxidants, but are also rich in vitamin K, potassium, and fiber. Enjoy the tasty combo of sweet and tart in this superfood smoothie—the perfect sip for a hot summer day!

Ingredients:

1 ripe banana (use frozen banana for a thicker smoothie)

1 cup frozen strawberries

½ cup frozen pomegranate seeds

1½ cups SoL Vanilla Sunflower Beverage

Serves 1

Directions:

Blend all ingredients together.

Enjoy!

 

Recipe: SoL Energizing Shake

This is a great smoothie to give you that burst of energy that’s sometimes lacking in the morning. It’s a great source of potassium and vitamin E—a surefire way to kickstart your day!

Ingredients:

2 cups SoL Sunflower Beverage, vanilla flavor

2 large frozen bananas

2 Tbsp sun paste/sun butter

1/2 cup ice

1/4 tsp cinnamon

Garnish: roasted sunflower seeds

Serves 2

Directions:

1. Place all ingredients in a high power blender. Blend on high until smooth and thick.

2. Pour into glasses and garnish with sunflower seeds.… Read More